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Ineffective assistance for SVP: Right exists, but procedure is lacking

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that people civilly committed for sexually violent behavior have a constitutional right to challenge their lawyers’ representation. But the details have yet to be worked out. The court ruled in two cases that were argued back-to-back in May. In 2016, separate juries found Nicholas Grado and James Braddy to be sexually ...